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Evolution of the Earth-Moon system
External Online Source: doi:10.1086/117209
Author and Affiliation:
Touma, Jihad(University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada)
Wisdom, Jack(Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States)
Abstract: The tidal evolution of the Earth-Moon system is reexamined. Several models of tidal friction are first compared in an averaged Hamiltonian formulation of the dynamics. With one of these models, full integrations of the tidally evolving Earth-Moon system are carried out in the complete, fully interacting, and chaotically evolving planetary system. Classic results on the history of the lunar orbit are confirmed by our more general model. A detailed history of the obliquity of the Earth which takes into account the evolving lunar orbit is presented.
Publication Date: Nov 01, 1994
Document ID:
19950033942
(Acquired Dec 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 95A65541
Subject Category: ASTROPHYSICS
Document Type: Journal Article
Publication Information: The Astronomical Journal (ISSN 0004-6256); 108; 5; p. 1943-1961
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NSF AST-88-57365; NAGW-706
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: NASA; Washington, DC, United States
Description: 19p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ASTRONOMICAL MODELS; DYNAMIC MODELS; EARTH TIDES; EARTH-MOON SYSTEM; LUNAR ORBITS; LUNAR TIDES; ORBIT PERTURBATION; PLANETARY EVOLUTION; SOLAR ORBITS; EQUATIONS OF MOTION; HAMILTONIAN FUNCTIONS; MATHEMATICAL MODELS
Imprint And Other Notes: The Astronomical Journal vol. 108, no. 5 p. 1943-1961 November 1994
Availability Source: Other Sources
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